Lill Tschudi was a Swiss printmaker, born in Schwanden, Glarus, Switzerland. Tschudi studied at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in the UK before moving to Paris in 1931. In Paris Tschudi continued her studies and built relationships with artists such as Fernand Léger. Tschudi returned to Switzerland in 1935 but maintained ties in London and Paris.
Kiosks in Paris. Linocut. 1933
Rumba Band. Linocut. 1935
Unlike most artists who focus on painting as their primary medium, Tschudi was a passionate printmaker, who focused on the linocut technique.
Life Class. Linocut. 1938
Tschudi made over 355 linocut prints over the course of her career. Tschudi’s style was influenced by the textile industry of Switzerland, as well as her exposure to Cubism and Futurism.
Circus. Linocut. 1932
Tschudi’s linocuts are rich in color, almost appearing as paintings rather than prints. Tschudi truly mastered her technique of choice, creating dynamic works that covered a variety of themes, ranging from sports to street scenes. Tschudi’s prints are now in a number of major museums around the world. when it comes to linocut Tschudi can be recognized as the standard bearer.
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